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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease.

Avid consumption of fruits and vegetables may help to lower the amount of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol circulating in the blood and improve cardiovascular disease risk profile.

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The effect of coconut oil consumption on cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.

A significant elevation in blood levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is associated with consistent consumption of coconut oil.

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Effects of Berries Consumption on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Meta-analysis with Trial Sequential Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

​Frequent consumption of berries may help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular profile and thwart the development of cardiovascular disease.

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Soy isoflavones lower serum total and LDL cholesterol in humans: a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials.

​High dietary ingestion of isoflavones from soy foods may produce a significant reduction in total and LDL cholesterol, especially in individuals with elevated cholesterol levels.

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Inverse association of legume consumption and dyslipidemia: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program.

​A healthy lipid profile and low cardiovascular disease risk are associated with frequent consumers of legumes.

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Non-soy legume consumption lowers cholesterol levels: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

​A healthy cholesterol number is associated with frequent consumption of non-soy legumes.

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It is great to learn that other legumes, apart from soy beans, appear to be just as beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels. I ... Read More
Friday, February 02 2018 09:41
Sean Carney
Legumes were the one food that all of the blue zones had in common.
Friday, February 02 2018 09:45
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Whole-grain and blood lipid changes in apparently healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.

Adequate intake of whole grains may help individuals to improve their lipid profile and maintain a healthy cholesterol number.

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Long-term vegetarians have low oxidative stress, body fat, and cholesterol levels.

​Reduced oxidative stress levels, low body fat, enhance antioxidant capacity, and improved lipid profile are associated with individuals on vegetarian diets.

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Effects of soluble dietary fiber on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk.

Adequate intake of foods packed with soluble fiber, such as vegetables, legumes, and psyllium, may help lower blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and guard against the development of coronary heart disease.

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Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis.

Regular intake of foods high in soluble fiber, such as oat and psyllium, may help to reduce a high cholesterol number to a healthy one.

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Effects of Vegetarian Diets on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Strict adherence to a vegetarian dietary pattern may be beneficial in reducing the concentrations of cholesterol floating in the blood.

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Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regular intake of plant-based diets may help reduce cholesterol levels.

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